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Program Overview

Summer Academy 2013: June 16–July 12, 2013

The Summer Academy is a month-long residential, college immersion program for current 10th, 11th, and12th grade students (U.S. and international).


As an Academy student, you will be immersed in the joys and rigor of college life, studying one college credited course along with current Calvin students, and meeting the same academic course requirements as college students. The program offers study guidance from Calvin students available to assist you during after-class study times.

You will experience distinctively Christian, high quality college preparation that will give you context for your high school studies. With the experience of college level study, you will have a better understanding of how high school course work compares to higher education. You will be able to transfer the credits earned to most colleges and universities. You will explore your individual gifts, career interests, and readiness for college, shortening the time it will take to complete a college degree. Each Summer Academy session and the course work you complete will add to your academic strengths. Ultimately, the academy will help to prepare you to graduate from high school with the skills needed to suceed in college and beyond.

Residence Life

In the academy you will also experience college residence life and the community of Calvin, getting to know Calvin faculty and being challenged with new ideas and concepts in our distinctively Christian learning andSummer Academy Students living environment. Picture yourself forming friendships and enjoying the bonds of mutual academic and social support while living in the Calvin apartments with other Academy participants for four weeks. This could be the best four weeks of your summer!

You will have a true college experience as you enjoy the use of campus facilities like sand volleyball courts, a frisbee golf course, the soccer field, tennis courts, and the newly renovated fieldhouse recreation complex, as well as the computer labs, library, music studios, and movie theater. In the community you will lead service-learning activities and worship at local churches.